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them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average of 35,000 stops so that's probably the most contributing factor i can point to. >> reporter:
for something like this? it's just beyond anyone's expectations. it has rocked us all to the core. it's everyone's worst nightmare. >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practic
. and not to mention the stock market, we all know that investors do not like uncertainty. so really hitting us from all sides. >> it's like we have one foot over the cliff already. >>> did you give thought to the "fiscal cliff" when doing your christmas shopping? many americans did because cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman tells us retail numbers weren't good. >> reporter: i'm at union square which is mobbed. it's swinging. i spent the day here and it didn't get active until a couple of hours ago and as i look around, i don't see a lot of people with bags. i'm not sure they're shopping. but the retailers really hope they will because because they are in a lot of hurt. susan wanted to buy toys for her grandchildren but couldn't manage to go to a toy store. visions of the sandy hook elementary school massacre were in her head. >> i couldn't take the shopping and seeing all the little kids 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, particularly saddens me. >> reporter: she bought gift cards instead and none of the extra stuff she might have been found being in stores. december retail is a bummer in the news and stores. >>
with more crime and fewer officers, cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us one group is going the extra mile to take back the neighborhood. >> reporter: police say the neighborhood patrols provide an extra set of eyes and ears in these tight budgets but in one san jose neighborhood residents are literally taking it to the streets. >> it's just something that doesn't look right. >> reporter: with a rising number of property crimes and a decreasing number of police officers, bud pyle decided to take action. >> but the number one thing we're looking for is somebody sitting in a car for a few minutes looking around or leaning on a car. >> reporter: pyle and several other volunteers from the eden neighborhood association are taking the concept of the neighborhood watch to a whole new level. >> i said, we're going to do it and starting tomorrow we're going to drive the neighborhood and every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and we got volunteers to do it. >> reporter: pyle and his team members are focusing their driving patrols during the day because that's when home burglaries are occurring when many p
statement. >> even prop 30 didn't give us more money. it prevented more cuts from happening. >> in the meantime those programs will be disrupted. teachers possibly laid off, hard to get back. >> meanwhile the state's superintendent is talking about already asking tax payers for more money. this time a statewide school bond. >> we have over 10,000 schools. >> in the newsroom, phil matier, cbs 5. >>> fiscal cliff camps are sprouting up across california. congresswoman's office in san jose, local seniors rally to demand lawmakers raise taxes on bank and corporations lain off social programs. city omhi-wwork. 3 >>> developing news in san pablo. ken bastida is live with more. police still look for the gunman? >> reporter: that's right, allen. they are still trying to figure out what happened inside this apartment. as you mentioned, shots rang out. it is normally quiet here. early sunday morning when police got here they found two people's bodice -- bodies laying on the stairs here. they also found something else inside the apartment. they found their 4-year-old daughter inside
cents more next year and $1.36 in 2014 money that will be used to prevent future disasters adding insult to injury for current victims. >> they are picking up as though nothing happened and business as usual. [ crying ] >> i'm very sorry. i'm just really emotional. >> reporter: the puc commissioners say they were trying to strike a balance between punishing pg&e for past mistakes and encouraging the company to invest in safety. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, cbs 5. >>> lawmakers are getting down to business on gun control in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. the gun violence task force headed by vice president joe biden met today for the first time to look for ways to prevent tragedies like the one in newtown. they will be look at firearms restrictions increasing mental health resources and the media's role in guns and violence. the president wants concrete proposals in time for his state of the union address next month. >> the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we will act and we will act in a way that is designed even if he says we could only s
rifle association has broken its silence. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us why the group's position is creating a new outcry. joe. >> reporter: allen, they announced today the nra did that they want armed security guards in every school in america. that's something familiar here at richmond high school where they have had armed officers for six years. they do believe it has made a difference. but many are wondering whether the nra went far enough. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: after being silent on the subject for more than a week after the slaughter in newtown, the chief of the national rifle association declared today the nra's solution for stopping school shootings is to have an armed guard in every school. just like they have them at banks and sports arenas. >> why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> reporter: the nra proposes a new program to protect america's schools called national school shield, but they were
helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates are worried its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that ess obtained showed his true plan is to use a drone for spying for surveillance intelligence gathering. this is spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the sheriff's office had agreed to wait until a hearing before the public protection committee to decide this issue, it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. the undersheriff says it was a clerical error and the item was pull. -- was pulled. as for how the drone will be used, the undersheriff admits it's a gray area. >> there are no hard and fast rules. in fact, currently, the faa hasn't even issued their final rules on using these. >> reporter: it's not just privacy advocates who are cautious. there's a
to the northeast. and as ed payne shows us, that has stranded travelers all over the country. >> reporter: airports are packed with people trying to get somewhere. more than 1700 flights were canceled yesterday and today might not be better with rain and snow and wind battering the northeast causing a domino effect across the country. a pilot waited to depart for las vegas from dallas told passengers this. >> it's beyond reproach. i have no words to tell you how sorry i am for all of this. >> reporter: passengers in atlanta are trying to keep their cool as they wait for word on their flights. >> you can't change it so you take for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. >> the best thing is to think about the purpose of the trip so that you're not so upset. >> reporter: getting around on the ground isn't any easier. motorists in indianapolis had to deal with white-out conditions. the indiana pacers postponed their game against the chicago bulls because of the severe weather in indianapolis. the dangerous conditions in carmel north of indianapolis didn't stop this motorist venturing out on
right now heading towards the bay area. this is only going to bring us possibly a sprinkle or two in the north bay. the real storm system is actually just behind it. so yeah, it's another wet day on tap. if you thought you were done with your umbrella, well, you're going to need to bring it back out again and bring a jackets, too. temperatures are pretty cold right now and remain chilly throughout the day. so this is what we're watching. this is the low on the approach once again rain showers looking unsettled actually through at least the first half of tomorrow. here's a live look along the embarcadero. so it is dry for now. you can see it all lit up for the holidays. temperatures though definitely chilly. 35 right now in concord. 35 as well in livermore. so some of the east bay valleys, that is where we're really getting close to freeze, not quite but definitely cold. san francisco a little more mild mid-40s there. so by this afternoon, we are going to see a lot of low to mid-50s. these temperatures are going to feel slightly cooler actually than what we even saw yesterday. so l
stop, hopped a fence and jumped in the creek. cbs 5 reporter don ford tells us the man disappeared around 12:30 this morning after police lost sight of him. >> police chief eric masterson says donaldson jumped into the creek. >> the officers were very surprised to see hill jump into the water completely unexpected. >> police say they followed allock the bank as far as they could trying to get donaldson out of the water but says he kept swimming away from them. >> we are very concerned. it was swift moving water. he could have got caught up in something or possibly have drowned. so, we're very concerned for his safety. we hope that he's okay. >> the swift water rescue team searched until daybreak. at dawn, a helicopter was used. by mid-morning anthony was still missing ensearch was called off. late this afternoon family members came to the bridge looking for hope. his younger brother was fearful. >> can your brother swim? >> no. he has asthma. if he was wearing a lot of clothes and shoes, not a good signed this his younger sister remembers their last phone call. >> i talked to him y
killing one of them. it happened in oakland last night. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us police are still looking for a passenger who took off running. >> reporter: two officers pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away the driver of the bmw broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed the passenger in the sedan a woman in her early 20s. four other people inside suffered minor to serious injuries. witnesses say they could hear it from blocks away. >> big noise, bang. >> reporter: the chp says after the crash, the bmw's driver and his passenger ran off but officers captured the driver nearby 34-year-old moore facing two charges of evading police and vehicular manslaughter. >> did not appear to be very much under the influence. he was able to exit his vehicle and flee the scene. so that would show that he is coherent. >> reporter: surveillance footage from a gas station shows the passenger sprinting across a gas station to get away from police. and tonight, they ar
also agree the proposal is a bad idea. considering b.a .r.t . parking lots used to be free. >> o mg. i have to get an extra job now. >> they report a quarter of their passengers park at its 33 parking lots. some riders say even with the increase it would still be a great deal. >> can't even get a cup of coffee for a dollar, so it is very reasonable. >> the reality is i need to get into downtown so i will pay it. >> reporter: folks have until the 18th to take an online survey. you can find that survey at cbssf.com then click on the news link. i'm da lin cbs 5. >> well, in spite of what hurricane. >>> well, in spite of what hurricane sandy did to the east coast, the unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years. the economy added $150,000 last month. that dropped the unemployment rate down to 7.7%. those numbers do come with a grain of salt. more people stopped looking for work, therefore were not counted as unemployed. >>> stocks closing mostly high on wall street after the better than expected job report. the dow was up. the s&p 500 edged up no. however the nasdaq drop 11 poin
: they are not telling us. they want the public to know this is not random. they all knew each other quite well. >> all right. joe vazquez, thank you. >>> we are learning more about the gunman in yesterday's deadly shooting rampage at an oregon shopping mall. investigators say he was a 22- year-old with a stolen semi- automatic rifle with no history of violence. bigad shaban tells us he also had no clear motive. >>> reporter: crime scene experts are at the portland area mall where a gunman opened fire into the crowd of holiday shoppers. >> we do not understand a motive of this attack except to say that there is no apparent relationship between the suspect and his victims. >> reporter: authorities identified the gunman as 22- year-old jacob roberts. they say he stoll the rifle he used in the attack from someone he knew. >> he acted solely on his own in carrying out this heinous, horrible, tragic crime. >> reporter: the shooter killed two people and wounded a teenager before taking his own life. >> there's one person that's saying that there's a male and the other is still shooting people. >> reporter:
and spending cuts kick in january 1. >> we have been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: the senate majority leader wants house republicans to return from their vacations to approve a democratic senate plan that extends tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year. >> that's the only option that is viable escape route. >> reporter: but republican leaders say it's up to democrats who control the senate and white house to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: house members will return to capitol hill on sunday and could begin voting that night. they would have about 24 hours to approve a deal. adding to the urgency, treasury secretary timothy geithner warned congress that the nation's debt limit will be reached by december 31st and extraordinary measures would have to be taken to avoid default on the government's loan
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